The 5 Best Rosés I’ve Received from Winc
I’ve reviewed a lot of wine for MSA, and there’s little I love more than popping open a cork and sharing my opinions about vino with the MSA community. While I’m happy to sip on a glass of red, white, or bubbly, there will always be a special place in my heart for rosé. In honor of National Rosé Day on June 13th, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at some of the rosés I’ve received over the years. Without question, Winc has sent the best pink wines I’ve received from any wine club subscription service, so I’ve pulled together a list that showcases my favorites.
If you’re new to Winc, let me start with a quick explainer of how this wine club works. Each month, you can log in and view the selection of bottles available for sale. Winc features boutique wines from independent winemakers, and the selection rotates regularly. When you sign up for a subscription, you take a quiz that helps Winc make customized suggestions that are tailored to your palate. Each month, you can let Winc pick out your wines, or you’re welcome to load up your box with whichever bottles look best to you (if you’re anything like me, you’ll probably navigate straight to the rosé section and go hog wild!).
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Ruza White Zinfandel
The Product: Ruza White Zinfandel
The Cost: $17.99 for 4 cans (or $15.99 through the subscription)
When I think of White Zinfandel, the first thing that comes to mind is the sickeningly sweet syrupy wine my mom used to drink back in the 90s, and I never thought I’d follow in her footsteps and order White Zinfandel of my own (I’m a dry wine drinker all the way). This is the wine that changed my thinking. Winc’s Ruza is crisp and lean with just a hint of sweetness. It’s utterly craveable, and not at all like my momma’s cloying pink vino. Here’s Winc’s description of this game-changing wine:
Abundant raspberry, cherry, and strawberry on the nose meets peppy brightness and a dry finish for a cool, contemporary rosé. Oh, and one more thing: it’s slightly spritzy on the palate.
When I first tried Ruza around 5 years ago, it was sold in bottles, but Winc has since started canning it. Call me a renegade, but I’m loving the canned wine trend. When it comes to Ruza, I have to agree with Beck: “bottles and cans and just clap your hands.”
The Product: Sauvetage Rosé
The Cost: $15.99 (or $13.99 through the subscription)
As soon as I spotted this wine on Winc’s website, I had a feeling I was going to love it. It’s from the south of France – the birthplace of summery rosés – and I often love the blend of fruit and minerality found in wines from that part of the world. I wasn’t wrong; with Sauvetage, it was love at first sip! There’s a sophistication to this rosé that is just so utterly French. The flavor is elegant, crisp, and reserved, and the aroma has a subtle floral perfume that is simply lovely. There’s a salinity that cleanses your palate with every sip, which makes this wine a little bit dangerous… it’s easy to mindlessly sip away. Winc often releases new vintages of its most popular bottles, and this is a wine I order whenever I see it pop up for sale. I first tried Sauvetage back in 2015 or so, and I most recently ordered it last month. There are slight flavor variations with each release, but I’ve loved every single one. This will forever be one of my favorite Winc rosés.
The Product: Cocomero Rosé
The Cost: $16.99 (or $14.99 through the subscription)
In case it’s not immediately clear from the label art, Winc’s Cocomero is all about watermelon, and the celebration of this incredible summer melon starts before you even open the bottle. The label is scratch ‘n’ sniff! Run your fingernails over the label, and you’ll release the sweet smell of watermelon candy, and I challenge you to try and find anything more joyful than that (baby kitten gifs, maybe? It’s a close call!). In the glass, this wine is all lemons and watermelon juice, and it’s just as delicious as it sounds. Cocomero tastes just like watermelon lemonade, and it’s hands down one of my all-time favorite summer wines. If I could buy this wine at the grocery store, I would bring it to every single picnic, BBQ, and summertime soireé. Instead, I just have to scoop it up whenever it pops up for sale on Winc’s website.
Summer Water® Rosé
The Product: Summer Water® Rosé
The Cost: $19.99 ($17.99 through the subscription)
I first tried Summer Water when it was initially released back in 2016, and the very first sip left me swooning. I think it’s just tops. It has that special juju you’ll sometimes find in rosé that makes it perfect for poolside drinking; it’s smooth and clean, with just enough flavor to keep things interesting. The flavor profile is all fruit- think orange peel, strawberry, pink grapefruit, and watermelon. Over the past five years, Summer Water has grown to become one of Winc’s flagship wines, and it’s developed a cult following that’s led to the creation of the Summer Water Societé, an annual seasonal subscription that allows you to stock up on Summer Water just in time for summer. Summer Water is crisp, dry, and light in body, and it really does live up to its name. This is a bottle of wine I want to quench my thirst with all summer long.
Wonderful Wine Company Rosé
The Product: Wonderful Wine Co. Rosé
The Cost: $22.99 (or $19.99 with a subscription)
In recent years, Winc has made an effort to release more niche wines, and I’m always happy to see bottles that are organic, vegan, and/or sustainable on the menu. This little unicorn is all three. The price point is a bit higher than the majority of the bottles you’ll find for sale through Winc, but given the special treatment of the grapes, I’m happy to pay a little bit more. Here’s a description:
Harvested on an organic vineyard overlooking the Mediterranean, this musky mood-booster has notes of strawberry, raspberry, and Acacia flower. Drink poolside while entertaining fantasies of quitting your job and moving to France.
Oooh, gotta love a wine with a little moxie, right? For me, this wine lives up to the promise of being a great poolside sipper. Just like the Summer Water, it’s crisp and refreshing, with just enough fruit flavor to keep things light and tasty. Unlike a lot of the bottles on this list that I’ve ordered multiple times, I’ve only had this wine once, but I look forward to ordering it again soon.
If you can’t tell from this list, I’m a big fan of Winc, and I have been for years. In case you’re new to this unique wine of the month club, I’ll drop the details of this awesome wine subscription before signing off.
The Subscription Box: Winc
The Cost: Bottles start at $12.99 each with a membership. (Shipping is free on orders of 4 or more bottles.)
COUPON: Get 4 bottles for just $29.95! No coupon needed - just use this link.
The Products: Small-lot wines, ciders, and sparkling options sourced directly from vineyards and winemakers.
Ships to: Eligible U.S. zip codes, which you can check through this link.
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